Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon Corporation, has appointed Jean-Francois Walhin will become CEO of its Brussels office effective March 1 this year.

Jean-Francois, who is currently Aon Benfield’s head of analytics, Benelux, replaces the present Brussels CEO, Bernard Suys, following Bernard’s decision to retire in March 2013.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Wielandts will assume the role of head of analytics for Benelux, focusing on the development of the firm’s analytical skills and capabilities in the region, and ensuring that Aon Benfield continues to deliver innovative service of the highest quality to its Benelux clients.

Aon Benfield Benelux CEO Richard Dudley said the company will benefit greatly from his experience during this period, and he will help Jean-Francois in his transition to Brussels CEO.

"Jean-Francois brings immense energy and a broad skillset to the role, all of which will be invaluable in our drive to grow Aon Benfield’s business in the Belgium and Luxembourg markets," Dudley said.

Jean-Francois said through the customised solutions we will continue to deliver the highest quality service to our clients and assist them in managing their capital and earnings volatility.

"We will advise clients in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets solutions, and Solvency II compliance with ReMetrica. This is in addition to our leading traditional reinsurance transaction capabilities,"Jean-Francois said.